Specialist IS Business Systems Analyst
Amgen Inc
Burnaby, BC
7d ago


Amgen is seeking a Specialist IS Business Systems Analyst to join the multi-site Research & Development Informatics organization at its Burnaby, Canada research site.

The IS analyst will report to the Director in Research Informatics, in support of Lead Identification and Optimization service (LIO) and its clients in Therapeutic Discovery, specifically Biologics Research.

Lead Identification and Optimization service provides IS support to Amgen’s Discovery Research, responsible for discovering Amgen’s therapeutic molecule candidates.

The Research area to be supported covers the screening and discovery of antibody lead molecules. LIO plays a vital role in globally enabling the science through delivery of innovative technologies and IT support.

The Research Informatics team supports Discovery Research to accelerate and grow Amgen’s pipeline of biopharmaceuticals.

Our success in informatics is driven by our commitment to our patients, to our business clients, and to leveraging superlative technologies that deliver critical business value.

Responsibilities :

  • An exceptional candidate will provide detailed business analysis of the Biologics Research processes that will serve as authoritative documentation and reference material on which to base tangible systems designs
  • Responsible for eliciting IS requirements through working with various scientific teams, developing compelling business cases for IS investments, and leading IS implementation projects to deliver value for the R&D organization globally
  • Work across multiple IS services supporting Research to develop IS solutions required to enable and further progress business capabilities
  • Serve as the IS single point of contact for the Burnaby site, providing coordination of all IS services for the Burnaby operations
  • Manage internal and external vendors to ensure optimal delivery of the build and run services
  • Provide informatics leadership to influence Clients, other Business Analysts, and Technical Team members
  • Lead select IS / Informatics delivery projects as Project Manger
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of Information Systems experience

    Master’s degree and 3 years of Information Systems experience

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Life Sciences or Engineering
  • Knowledge of Pharmaceutical Discovery, Biologics Engineering, Medicinal Chemistry and Informatics
  • 5+ years of experience in informatics support in a biopharmaceutical company
  • 3+ years of experience in agile software development
  • Demonstrated track record of designing and delivering innovative IS solutions with solutions that employ agile methodology, dev / ops frameworks, continuous integration, or micro-services
  • Strong experience in data analytics, visualization, database technologies, scientific process engineering, semantic technologies or deep learning
  • Strong examples of Service Delivery mindset with demonstrated ability to deliver complex solutions
  • Experienced in negotiating software requirements within and across business units and translate those requirements to IS solutions
  • Strong examples of leadership, consulting, collaboration, project management
  • Experienced in cloud technologies (AWS, databricks) and high-performance computing
  • Experienced in leveraging analytics (Spotfire, Tableau, Shiny) and frameworks (ExtJS, D3)
  • Proficient in software development languages including but not limited to Java and C#
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage enterprise and external shared services to deliver solutions
  • Ability to translate strategic opportunities and emerging technology solutions into tangible pragmatic executable plans
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and technical expertise to be able to communicate effectively with business and technology partners
  • Self-motivated individual with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in teams
  • Amgen endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process.

    Please contact to make a request and ensure you include the requisition number.

    Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, to facilitate the equal participation of candidates with disabilities, should you be selected for an interview .

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